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A Level Physical Education at All Saints Catholic High School

Course description

About the course Students develop knowledge in the physiological and the psychological factors that can affect, improve and develop sports performance. Students will also develop knowledge of contemporary issues within PE and sport, and will gain an insight into the detailed analysis of sports performance. There will be practical / written coursework as well as examinations at the end of the course.

Course content

Course Content

• Applied anatomy and physiology • Skill Acquisition • Sport and Society • Exercise physiology • Biomechanical movement • Sports psychology • The role of technology in physical activity and sport

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade 4 in Physical Education / BTEC equivalent and a GCSE grade 5 in GCSE Science. Pupils must also regularly take part in at least one sporting activity outside of school at a high level.


Assessment Component 1: Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport. Written examination. (35%) Component 2: Factors affecting optimal performance in physical activity and sport. Written examination. (35%) Component 3: Non-examined assessment of practical performance in physical activity and sport. Written / verbal analysis and evaluation of performance. (30%) Please note, in order to excel within the practical assessments, regular competitive participation within sport (as either performer, coach or official) is highly recommended.

Future opportunities

Skills developed and opportunities available The course lays the foundation for any further study of sport, leisure, coaching, teaching, physiotherapy or related subjects in higher education. Possible careers include: PE teaching, Sports Development and Management, Sports Coaching, Physiotherapy or Professional Sports performer.

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Student comment:

“…The course laid the perfect foundation for my Physiotherapy Degree and, because of my interest in sport, I really enjoyed this course.” 


How to apply

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Last updated date: 09 November 2017
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